Fiat Chrysler recalls 108,000 diesel Ram 1500 pickup trucks

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated on Friday it is recalling 108,000 Ram 1500 diesel-powered pickup trucks in the United States because of coolant leaks tied to reports of some fires and four small injuries. The automaker stated the recall concerns trucks from the 2014 through 2019 model years after discovering microscopic cracks in some Exhaust […]

Valeo’s sales up but it could be better if it weren’t for GM strike

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French autoparts provider Valeo warned on Thursday that the General Motors strike was presently costing it around 160 million euros ($178 million) in sales and about 50 million euros in operating margin terms. Valeo made the forecast as it reported that its third-quarter revenue increased 8% to 4.77 billion euros. It also verified its 2019 […]

Ford partners with Volkswagen, Amazon to build charging network for cars

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Ford Motor stated on Thursday it was collaborating with Volkswagen AG and Amazon.com to give its future electric car consumers a range of charging options from highways to homes. The network of charging stations are going to be the largest in North America with 12,000 locations and over 35,000 charge plugs, Ford stated. The No. […]

Ex Ford and Tesla officials join German electric van maker

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The German electric van maker StreetScooter has recruited executives from Tesla and Ford to assist drive its worldwide expansion. Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, who worked in Tesla’s first European Tesla team, and Ulrich Stuhec, has joined the Streetscooter, the company stated in a news release. Streetscooter is a subsidiary of the German company Deutsche Post. Bardenfleth-Hansen is going […]

Ford self-driving cars to be introduced in Austin in 2021

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Ford Motor stated on Wednesday it will include Austin, Texas, to the short list of cities where it prepares to start a commercial transportation service utilizing automated vehicles in 2021. The U.S. automaker earlier stated it would start transporting people and goods in automated vehicles in Miami and Washington. Ford’s self-driving system, currently being tested […]

Ford recalls 322,000 cars due to battery fire risk

Ford is recalling about 322,000 cars whose batteries could catch fire because of acid leakage, trade publication kfz-betrieb reported on Monday, mentioning Germany’s KBA federal motor authority. According to the report, the recall covers Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy vehicles made between Feb. 13, 2014 and Feb. 11, 2019, including about 101,000 cars were affected in […]